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MonoDevelop / Xamarin Studio

MonoDevelop is the IDE for the Xamarin Mono project. It was initially created as a fork of #develop.

It has its own site at

We have an add-in to provide Cobra support including syntax highlighting, compilation, interactive debugging, tooltips, and some support for code completion. The latest stable version can be installed using the Add-In Manager in MonoDevelop from this repository:

The source code is hosted at GitHub? and is available here:

In February 2013, Xamarin announced a rebranded version of MonoDevelop named Xamarin Studio for Windows and Mac. The same Cobra addin for MonoDevelop will work in Xamarin Studio.



Windows Users

If you are running 64-bit Windows and are using the installation program provided with the source code, you'll need to install Cobra targeting the x86 platform. See the addin installation instructions in the README file for more details.

Ubuntu Users

There are no Debian packages for MonoDevelop 4.2 at this time. You'll need to build it from source. If you are not comfortable building from source, you can use a previous version of the addin that supports your version of MonoDevelop. No bug fixes will be made for these old versions though and code completion only works when using MonoDevelop 4.0 or later.

If you're on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and using MonoDevelop 2.8, you can update to MonoDevelop 3.0 via this PPA if you choose to do so:

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